Sorex satunini


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sorex satunini
Species Authority: Ognev, 1922
Common Name(s):
English Caucasian Shrew
Sorex caucasica Sokolov & Tembotov, 1989 subspecies stvropolica

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bukhnikashvili, A. & Kryštufek, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
A widespread species, common in suitable habitats, with no known major threats. Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in northern Turkey and the Caucasus.
Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: In the Caucasus is common, but never abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Where the species co-occurs with Sorex raddei, apparently competition pushes the species outside of forests into sub-Alpine habitats (i.e. in the Caucasus) . The species occurs in Alpine meadows with rocky outcrops but also in forests in the west. Elevation ranges from sea level to 2,600 m. Feed mainly on beetles, but also consume other insects. Reproduce in spring and first half of summer. Has up to 3 litters per season, with 4-8 young in each.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to the species. Local overgrazing in the Caucasus is a concern.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Citation: Bukhnikashvili, A. & Kryštufek, B. 2008. Sorex satunini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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